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Why do jurors behave the way they do in jury selection? How do jurors evaluate a witness' credibility? Why do jurors ultimately make the decisions they do? In the first part of her Jury Psychology series, practiced jury consultant, Jocelyn Cinquino, J.D., M.A., takes experience from hundreds of jury trials to review the cognitive processes jurors use to understand, evaluate and retain information throughout even the earliest stages of trial.
Preparing for a jury trial becomes complete when psychological research findings are used to understand how jurors’ life experiences and attitudes shape their approach to jury selection and how they form impressions of the witnesses. With guidance on how to be mindful of what motivates your ultimate audience, how to recognize their expectations and meet their needs, this course offers a practical application of the science behind juror decision-making.
I. Examine core juror psychology research
II. Identify impact of jurors’ behaviors and attitudes on voir dire and jury selection process
III. Grasp jurors’ processing of witness testimony and determination of credibility
IV. Apply research to prepare for jury selection and trial testimony
Program Director: Sigalle Barness
With over fifteen years of experience in litigation, Ms. Cinquino is a skilled jury consultant whose expertise in psychology and law has been applied to hundreds of civil and criminal cases throughout the country. She holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and a M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She also received a B.A. in political science from Elmira College in New York. Ms. Cinquino is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association-Litigation Division.
Ms. Cinquino specializes in complex jury research design and analysis, case development and advanced trial preparation including witness communication training, voir dire consultation and jury selection strategy. She has consulted on numerous high profile cases and has extensive experience advising clients on commercial, securities, antitrust, insurance, products liability, employment, maritime, intellectual property, medical malpractice, white collar criminal and capital punishment matters, among others. She enjoys sharing her expertise on pro bono matters as well.
Ms. Cinquino is a national resource for speaking engagements, media appearances and training sessions on jury related issues. She has lectured on topics covering witness preparation techniques, trial strategies, the psychology of persuasion and current event issues impacting juror opinion and decision making to litigation groups, legal organizations and corporations. Ms. Cinquino has provided legal commentary on high profile litigation for international television media programs and has authored and contributed to numerous articles featured in both regional and national publications.
very insightful. surely will prove useful in the future
Jocelyn did a great job covering this subject.
helpful to someone with modest experience.
Thank you, very informative.
Very well presented, enjoyed listening to the presentation. Excellent information, especially for beginners.
Great, engaging speaker.
very interesting course
Well spoken great topic
One of the better facilitators on Lawline
Excellent speaker, good content
Great content. Very insightful.
Satisfied what I was looking for
Great presentation. She knows her stuff
Unique perspective, very informative and enjoyable
Excellent & helpful.
very interesting topic taught well
Great rapid fire very helpful
Good overview and insights, logical approaches to information you need and need to get.
Having a jury consultant has become so important and their insight is quite necessary.
At or near the top of the list of the best courses i've taken. Outstanding presentation by a well-prepared and knowledgable presenter. This course is recommended for anyone who tries, or even works in prepration of a jury trial. Wish i had such a course in law school, but the art and science hadn't developed that far.
She was spectacular
Interesting and analytical in a systematic way. Good lecturer.
Very nice and well-organized presentation.
Great speaker, very clear
Great insights from experience.
Very practical information.
Interesting and informative presentation.
A helpful overview, but I think we could use a lot more time and detail on this subject!
Excellent! Very digestible format with good, workable tips.
Really good introduction to the subject for a beginner.
Very interesting course. Could have been longer.
Very interesting and useful.
Very informative. Great speaker!
Excellent presentation! A very thoughtful approach to determining what is in the minds of jurors as they go through the process of a trial.
Very engaging and informative.
Very well presented and very interesting. It is a must in preparation for trial
She was amazing.
Very good speaker. Mostly teaching by example, which is effective if not comprehensive.
Very informative and well presented.
A well prepared presentation.
excellent speaker and content.
Great tips on how to read Juries!
Good, practical comments.
VERY GOOD SPEAKER..
Speaker was a good communicator
Very helpful. I'll be applying some of these techniques to my next jury selection, which occurs this coming Monday.
Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable utilized excellent written material,and gave good practical advice.
It was too obvious and simplistic.
Fascinating considerations for preparing for trial. Excellent speaker (again).
This is a superb presentation! Thank you.
Extremely interesting and useful information
Great specific examples were helpful.
Very well spoken presenter.
great instructor. very informative
Worth the time for all!
I totally appreciate the information that I received from this particular program. There were strategies presented that are time tested. Excellent!
very thoughtful and helpful
Great speaker and material
interesting and well-paced
Very good presentation.
an important topic for any trial attorney
Should be longer.
Good presenter. Lots of useful information.
really good input, well delivered
Would like more specific examples, but overall, very good.
Jury selection is key. "Witness has to take ownership of their testimony" I love it.
I found it to be informative
very well done
I really enjoyed the speaker. She was very informative and had a great affect.
Great speaker, great material!
Excellent course and speaker.
This was one of the best courses yet. Speaker was extremely knowledgeable and subject matter was very helpful